CIM Schema: Version 2.36.0

The CIM V2.36.0 Release Notes describe the changes that have been incorporated into this release, as well as instructions for installing the Schema.  We recommend that you review this document first.

As part of CIM 2.36.0, a number of enhancements and additions are introduced throughout the Schema, including ongoing improvements to support product and alliance partners and to support DMTF Profiles and Management Initiatives.  Examples include updates to BIOS, printers, standard messages, operating system state, modern power management paradigms, virtualization and security.  In addition, it should be noted that the CIM Schema is built automatically for the DMTF.  All of the change requests for the CIM 2.36.0 release were applied programmatically, instead of by hand.  Contributions to the CIM schema have been made possible through the DMTF Alliance Partnerships with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Open Grid Forum (OGF).

Please keep in mind that Experimental elements may change in a backward incompatible way.

The following zip archives provide a way to download the CIM V2.36.0 Schema MOF, PDF and UML in bulk, rather than individually.

Final Schema

Experimental Schema

Individual UML Diagrams

You can obtain the entire CIM V2.36.0 Schema in Managed Object Format (MOF) from the .zip archive of all MOF files above.

Schema UML Diagrams
+ CIM_Application [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Application-J2eeAppServer [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Core [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Database [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Device [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Event [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Interop [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_IPsecPolicy [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Metrics [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Network [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Physical [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Policy [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Security [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_Support [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_System [ visio | pdf ]
+ CIM_User [ visio | pdf ]

Schema Documentation

This file contains the Schema in HTML document format.

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP0221 3.0.0 Managed Object Format Specification 13 Dec 2012 Standard View
DSP0219 1.0.0 UML Profile for CIM 11 Aug 2009 Standard View
DSP0004 3.0.1 Common Information Model (CIM) Metamodel 30 Aug 2014 Standard View


DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP8014 1.0.0 DMTF Master MIF 3 Mar 2020 Standard View

CIM Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
-- 2.55.0 CIM Schema 29 Feb 2024 Notes View
-- 2.54.1 CIM Schema 8 Mar 2022 Notes View
-- 2.54.0 CIM Schema 26 Oct 2020 Notes View
-- 2.53.0 CIM Schema 4 Mar 2020 Notes View
-- 2.52.0 CIM Schema 25 May 2019 Notes View
-- 2.51.0 CIM Schema 12 Jun 2018 Notes View
-- 2.50.0 CIM Schema 4 Jan 2018 Notes View
-- 2.49.0 CIM Schema 14 Jun 2017 Notes View
-- 2.48.0 CIM Schema 14 Dec 2016 Notes View
-- 2.47.0 CIM Schema 4 Oct 2016 Notes View

Historical Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0105 1.1.0 CIM Compliance Specification Standard

Open Source Projects using DMTF CIM Technologies

DMTF technologies are leveraged in numerous third-party open source projects. If you are aware of any additional projects using DMTF technologies that are not included below, please contact us so we can add them to the list.
Open Source Project Description of Tool

This WBEM Services component listens for WBEM client requests for CIM operations. Requests on CIM class definitions are handled directly by the CIMOM.

Java WBEM Services

The WBEM Services project is an effort to develop an open-source Java™ implementation of Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) suitable for commercial and non-commercial application.

Open Linux Management Infrastructure (OpenLMI)

An open source project developing system management tools for Linux systems. The goal of the OpenLMI project is to develop a comprehensive set of tools to configure, manage and monitor remote servers, and to build a vibrant community of users and developers. We welcome new users and contributors.

Open Management Infrastructure (OMI)

OMI is an open source project to further the development of a production quality implementation of the DMTF CIM/WBEM standards.


The main goal of OpenDRIM is to develop "Distributed Resources Information Management" technologies and development environment based on CIM/WBEM standards of DMTF.


OpenPegasus™ is an open-source implementation of the DMTF CIM and WBEM standards. It is designed to be portable and highly modular.

Small Footprint CIM Broker (SFCB)

SFCB is a CIM server for resource-constrained and embedded environments. It is written in C and designed to be modular and lightweight.